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The repertoires of social lepidopteran larvae are drawn from 4 categories of behaviour centred on shelter building, thermoregulation, colony defence, and trail-based communication. This book chapter provides an overview of these collective patterns of behaviour and assesses the potential role of...

Author(s)
Fitzgerald, T. D.; Costa, J. T.
Publisher
Birkhäuser Verlag AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Information processing in social insects., 1999, pp 379-400
Abstract

This review of the Formicidae of Norway includes an illustrated simple key to the workers of about 12 common taxa, followed by an introduction and an account of ant biology. Topics discussed include how new colonies are founded; how large ant-hills develop; a Norwegian ant species with no workers;...

Author(s)
Hǻgvar, S.
Citation
Insekt-Nytt, 1998, 23, 2/3, pp 5-51
Abstract

Vespidae exhibit a range of social complexity, from solitary living to eusocial colonies, and thus are exemplary for studies of the evolutionary origin and maintenance of social behaviour in animals. Integral to the definition of eusociality is the presence of reproductive castes, group members...

Author(s)
O'Donnell, S.
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 1998, 43, pp 323-346
Abstract

About 300 species of thrips, belonging to 57 genera, are known to form galls. Galls are caused by feeding, usually by one or more adults, on actively growing plant tissue. Most thrips genera with galling capabilities exploit multiple plant families, but there are several possible cases of thrips...

Author(s)
Crespi, B. J.; Carmean, D. A.; Chapman, T. W.
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 1997, 42, pp 51-71
Abstract

This review explains the various definitions of individual and group selection. The role of altruism in multilevel selection is also discussed with reference to cognition at the group level in eusocial insects, humans and buffaloes.

Author(s)
Wilson, D. S.
Citation
American Naturalist, 1997, 150, SUPPL., pp S122-S134
Abstract

Social vertebrates display faster chromosomal evolution, faster species turnover and higher levels of allelic heterozygosity than nonsocial vertebrates. At least some species also display substantially more genetic differentiation among geographically spaced social groups. The explanation for this...

Author(s)
Wilson, E. O.
Citation
Oikos, 1992, 63, 1, pp 13-18
Abstract

Plasticity in division of labour in insect societies and its regulation are reviewed, with particular reference to eusocial species such as Apis mellifera and Formicidae. After a brief description of the patterns of division of labour, the social and ecological factors that affect division of...

Author(s)
Robinson, G. E.
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 1992, No. 37, pp 637-665
Abstract

The organization of ant colonies as heterarchies is discussed. In such colonies communication occurs among most or all members and includes feedback loops from lower to higher units of organization. Much of the regulation is based on mass communication, in which information is transmitted from...

Author(s)
Wilson, E. O.; Hölldobler, B.
Citation
Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 1988, 3, 3, pp 65-68
Abstract

The social behaviour of the Vespidae is reviewed, and those features that appear to have been important to evolution within the group are discussed. The main conclusion emerging from the review is that social behaviour in this family falls into 3 groups according to the type of colony founding and...

Author(s)
Jeanne, R. L.
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 1980, 25, pp 371-396
Abstract

This revised edition of a three-volume work already noticed [cf. RAE/A 52, p. 479; 53, p. 259] has been expanded to six volumes, of which these are the first five. The various chapters are written by a number of different authors. Volume I is concerned with the physiology of ontogeny-biology,...

Publisher
Academic Press., London, UK
Citation
The physiology of Insecta. Second edition. Volumes I-V., 1973, pp xvi + 512 pp.; xviii + 568 pp.; xviii + 517 pp.; xvi + 448 pp.; xviii + 648 pp.

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